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  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–winzip

    if i think back to some of the first apps i’ve used in windows (besides paint which should appear on this list somewhere), winzip has to be among them.  in early versions of windows, this wasn’t even an option.  in later versions, winzip still provided additional features (like passwords, self...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–microsoft tag and word lens

    in the first month of this blog (back in april 2008) i blogged about ice cube.  it’s now two and a half years later and i’m blogging about diddy.  he’s #9 on klout’s twitter influence list (the top 20 is interesting – included below) and microsoft is working with him to promote microsoft tag...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–techsmith snagit

    thinking back to applications i’ve used for a long time, snagit comes to mind.  screen shots for a techie are very important and snagit was my first.  since snagit there have been virtualization programs that even let me capture screen shots of a computer booting and utilities in the operating...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps of christmas–facebook, twitter and linkedin

    first it was myspace, but then as soon as facebook allowed microsoft employees to create profiles, i jumped ship.  facebook quickly became the main personal/social connection for me (surpassing email in most cases).  now twitter along with facebook are both important ways to stay connected...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–kinect games

    games on the xbox have always been “apps” that i use, but this christmas kinect games like joyride, dance central and even the included kinect adventures have provided hours of entertainment for family and friends.  the controller free play was really cool and even how it works with zune video amazed...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–paint

    i guess there was room for it after all – microsoft paint has always been an application i come back to for one reason of another.  on touch screen/tablet computers, it allows you to write your name as well as draw pictures.  it’s always allowed me to capture screen shots (using print screen...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–office, itunes and zune

    no list of applications would be complete without microsoft office.  i have always used this on windows and had a chance to check out office 2004, 2008 and 2011 on the mac.  the latest versions of office (2010 for the pc and windows phone, 2011 for the mac and the web versions of office from...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas - kindle

    my wife finally broke down and asked for a kindle. it was a friend - not me that finally convinced her to take the plunge and she loves it! i had taken the plunge a while ago with the kindle app and i think this emphasizes one point on this list - an app that can take many forms on different devices...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–itoiletfinder

    this one made the list because of it’s use of geolocation and humorous application – itoiletfinder is a free app for windows phone 7.  you pick a location and rate “the facilities” found there.  is this the next foursquare?  time will tell…